Windows Full VersionAug 3, 2014

Free Steganos Online Shield VPN (100% discount)

Terms and Conditions
  • This is a 1-computer / 1-year / 2GB per month bandwidth license, for home and business use
  • You get free minor updates
  • No free support
  • Can be installed or re-installed whenever you want, as long as you get your license key and download the installer before this offer has ended
  • May not be resold
  • No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help
Technical Details
  • Developed by Steganos
  • Version is
  • Download size is 31.8 MB
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • VirusTotal scan results: 1/50

Steganos Online Shield VPN is a VPN service that focuses on protecting your privacy and preventing you from being infected by malware and viruses while surfing the web.

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  1. mouhamed

    Reply to this comment#48

    Thank you Asraf and the developer for the noce offer you gave me

  2. Lim

    Reply to this comment#47

  3. limtengyong

    Reply to this comment#46

    cannot get the license key from the above email address.

  4. Enrique

    Reply to this comment#45

    Thank you Asraf and the developer for the noce offer you gave me.

  5. Mansu

    Reply to this comment#44

    Thanks for Very nice program…

  6. Malya

    Reply to this comment#43

    Great program, just installed. Thank you


    Reply to this comment#42

    thank so much

  8. Phil K

    Reply to this comment#41

    It SAYS it accepts the serial, but the box doesn’t close. Close it manually, and nothing’s changed it still isn’t registered. Let it run if it actually was, but then it wont let me download anything but its small limit.
    NOT registered.
    Try again and again. STILL says its registered but isn’t.

  9. boumeslat

    Reply to this comment#40

    merci pour cette équipe

  10. DaBarg

    Reply to this comment#39

    Thx so much, I;ve been using this VPN for a while.
    Speed /not 2 shabby.

  11. Tuiruru

    Reply to this comment#38

    I had a problem registering. I tries uninstalling, downloading the file agin, reinstalling, blah blah. Nothing worked. I sent in a request with all the details to Steganos.

    Then I had a “lightbulb moment”. I use the Chrome Browser and GMail. When the e-mail with the registration number came thru’ it was ustomayically translated from Germen to English. This changed spme of the characters in the serial number. When I “undid” the translation and used the original serial number, it worked!!

    THought I’d better post this in case someone else has this sort of problem, either now or in the futue.

    Have a good week

  12. Godel

    Reply to this comment#37

    This is a useful article to read for anyone in the market for a VPN.

  13. Philx

    Reply to this comment#36

    [@ai] Fully agree. I gave Steganos a fair run last time it was offered but back then it was, I think, 5Gb a month?? Can’t remember. Anyway. Am running SecurityKiss VPN now, currently on the 3-month trial arranged via SoS which expires September 28. The version is called ‘Jadeite’ with a 50Gb a month allowance. I realise, this Steganos offer covers a longer period but it seems the company simply can’t afford the cost of anything more than 2Gb and so this ‘promotion’ actually looks more like a cheap (a very cheap) sell-up attempt. 2Gb isn’t going to be enough to become familiar with a VPN’s speed, stability, and choice of servers. Securitykiss’s free 50Gb for 3 months does. I almost hit the monthly limit last month, testing it on a huge variety of Securitykiss servers scattered right across the USA and Europe and encountered only 2 disconnects and no slowing of speed. If it carries on being as seriously impressive as this, then Securitykiss with its 150Gb total trial allowance has brought me in as a paying subscriber — something that Steganos, which isn’t actually a specialist VPN player anyway, ain’t ever going to manage with its total allowance of 126 Gb *LESS* than Securitykiss.

  14. ai

    Reply to this comment#35

    I do apreseate all the free VPN’s that have been offered but I’ll pass on this one.
    Why? 2G a month. free is 300M a day or 9 G a month, the premium that was offered a few weeks ago was 50G a month.

  15. Ian

    Reply to this comment#34

    I was going to make a posting thanking Magister Noctis for his comments; they left me so enthused that I signed up for a month of the Spotflux premium service ($4.99)

    Investigations then led me to read this:

    With Spotflux Premium running and this reassuring message “Your network connection is encrypted and we’re keeping the bad guys at bay!” I decided to go to … then I ran their test.

    To my disbelief up came my real IP and country, defeating the whole purpose of using a VPN! To make matters even worse, seems they are based in New York City and offer just a single USA server (compared with 11 countries) with speed about a quarter of what I am used to. There’s more negative stuff I read about Spotify (like registration) but we are here to discuss free or reduced price offers, not paid services.

    So 2GB a month of free, anonymous browsing is better than nothing and if it’s not enough Ashraf might have another offer soon or you could upgrade to the paid version of this or another VPN that passes anonymity tests.

    In response to Giovanni, as you say we need a free VPN service that once installed runs for shall we say 6 months to a year not three months or less; also not with crippled or reduced speeds that you only realise later after going to all the time & trouble of installing it. I’ve tried this “free” route in the past and had to give up. Steathwalker free version appears to have reduced bandwidth. Please don’t take this the wrong way; I really appreciate all your very many helpful remarks on this site Giovanni and your links have led me to find much useful software. And we both agree 2GB a month is not enough. This whole VPN thing is a maze of smoke and mirrors.

    Finally a word of thanks to Ashraf for bringing us all these offers and maintaining the site.

  16. Graham

    Reply to this comment#33


    I have to say too, Ghostsurf speed depends on congestion of each of the available servers. Obviously when you use a VPN, you will come up against people who are using it for streaming video from netflix/wwe network/hulu etc, playing games, watching youtube restricted content. This happens with any VPN service.

    While the main ghostsurf application is not free, it’s not only a short period licence – a licence lasts for a full year, and still manages to give you unlimited access. If a specific IP/VPN on the network is congested, you can easily switch to another with less users online.

  17. Graham

    Reply to this comment#32


    While Ghostsurf is not free for system-wide proxy software, it is for the web proxy (just for browsing a website), however the software on this post is 100% paid. Ghostsurf 3 month licence was on here a a week or 2 ago for the premium package (which like this software, was available free for limited time only). You can use many US servers on Ghostsurf with a standard premium package – in fact all servers except ones located in Tampa FL. For just a little bit more, you get the full package for 1 year, which unlocks every server they have around the world, including UK. With all packages, you get unlimited usage as long as your licence is valid. The only difference between premium and the top package is how many servers you have access to, and different waiting time (queue for premium, no queue for top package).

  18. Giovanni

    Reply to this comment#31

    x IAN

    What are u talking about? All tools I mentioned below are FREE!
    Of course some of them come with a PAID version which allows you to boost your online speed….but if you are not on a dialup connection, their FREE version works fine.
    At least try them before reaching any (false) conclusion next time, please.
    If you are scared to install them, just try them using the excellent freeware “Toolwiz Time Freeze”.

  19. Giovanni

    Reply to this comment#30

    X Magister Noctis

    Spotflux is good but it’s .exe file is bundled with OpenCandy (Adware)…so beware of that!

  20. Magister Noctis

    Reply to this comment#29

    Hi(gh) ;-)

    I am not a new user here but have gained profit (by saving reasonable sums of money) already from lot’s of great deals overhere that were, and mostly still are, in my advantage. There aren’t many giveaway sources as well organised and transparent like this one. I consider it not very polite from me to remain silent, never placing a comment in return of all gained benefits. So I thought maybe now it’s my time? Better late than never.

    About this VPN deal, I have to pass. Why?

    It seems to be 2 GB per month now instead of 5 GB. But even then, I found a few better options myself worth trying, like e.g.:

    - Spotflux (premium account costs less than peanuts per year and offers unlimited data traffic, no limits at all, and desktop pc’s (or laptops) plus all your mobile devices are supported and included in the same premium account for a small fee (premium account mobile devices only costs € 5,00 for 1 year and with desktops included it’s nearly € 25 per year). No lags, blazing fast, support team is fast & reliable, and all the info you need can be found on their website. Because with my always-on flat fee internet account with a supersonic (but theoretical of course, let’s be fair) speed of 160 Mbps downstream without any limits, thus no data limit as well, any VPN that offers a few Gigs per month is worthless to me. Therefore I like to rely on this one. Best price/quality bet, at least it is for me).

    - If you’re looking for free VPN’s without limits and no strings attached (you don’t have to pay a cent, you may usually always donate voluntary but that is never required) —> a Google search offers you many of such free (and even open source or non-commercial / non-profit based) solutions. Example: SoftEther VPN, free, reliable, covers your whole internet connection, not just meant for browsing, but all your apps that are going online are hidden (torrent clients, other peer-to-peer clients, chat clients, usenet, external download managers other than the built-in download function of your browser, cloud apps, streaming media content, whatever! It’s like a second (virtual) network adapter that sits in your systray exactly looking the same as your broadband status window of your usual ISP)…. only disadvantage is that you cannot rely on the maximum (also theoretical) speed that is mentioned. Such VPN connections that makes you dissapear while routing you through servers that claim to grant you speeds over 300 Mbps sometimes becomes a real lag or bottleneck, slower than a mobile EDGE connection (or maybe if you’re lucky it gives you 3G speed alike), depending on how many users that are connected to the same server at the same time. For sure very handy when you live in a country where certain informative websites are blocked by the government (plain censorship! Happens in so many notorious countries nowadays). If you live e.g. in the middle east or in a country with a communist/totalitarian regime, then this is a free gateway to the outside world, but don’t expect the impossible from these VPN services if you rather want to download a few hundred gigs of illegal DVD-image files or other large file traffic from unblocked well-known torrent sites that are considered illegal. You get access to them quite easy like to all other sites, but best thing is to figure out for yourself whether it’s worth it to leech your stuff overthere or not. Ok you’re anonymous, even your own ISP can’t trace you (??? I have my doubts if that is possible by whatever VPN), but even your most supersonic speedy ISP could degrade to slower than old fashion ISDN dialup if servers are facing a heavy load due to many users connected at once.

    Making sure that you got LEGAL alternatives by e.g. daily visiting a few giveaway websites, where you don’t only save a lot of money but each and every day you might be surprised by a legal FREE license of the software you were always looking for, but in fact too expensive for your budget. That’s the best solution. And if you find those by simply using Google or whatever search engine, be grateful and don’t spit on the webmaster who made all this possible! So, courtesy @Ashraf who tries to sort out the best possible deals on a daily basis, and moral of my — extremely boring — story is: I did find overhere already over a dozen deals that saved me A LOT of money, for this I’m grateful. On some days this site has more than 1 big surprise for me, sometimes even 3 or four at the same day, on other days there is nothing interesting to be found here. But that’s not Ashraf’s fault, neither if a software vendor organises a giveaway along with certain issues coming to the surface, than most probably that same vendor is responsible for all the commotion caused over here.

    To all readers: my experience might not be yours. Neither my opinion might match yours, but I didn’t simply want to offer my take on VPN tunneling, I actually wanted to say thanks for all the great things I already found overhere in the first place. I never wrote a comment before, I always profited from great giveaways in silence. As I told before: high time to let Ashraf know that I appreciate what he does.

    Now, to all ingrates who consider it a sport to bash as much as possible: if you’re looking for a scapegoat whenever something does not suite you, you could as well learn to control yourself, or look for another similar site so you could bash overthere instead of causing commotion right here.
    But now I think of it, actually this is needless to mention, because you’re already doing this in the meantime I bet, don’t you?
    If someone got an issue with whatever comment or deal that is offered to you, the reason why your fingers start itching and the urge to prove your incompetence by typing an impulsive-based diatribe filled with nothing but BS while annoying others, it’s always better to (seek a) compromise instead of showing your IQ level by scapegoating most of the time by starting stupid flame-wars. It also helps to THINK, first.



  21. Ian

    Reply to this comment#28

    As far as I can see, the other software that Giovanni mentions (and Ghostsurf) is either not free or does not work beyond a certain short period, or the speed is so restricted that it’s useless. 2GB is still 2GB and I have had decent speeds depending on my connection and the location chosen. And no problem downloading.

  22. Graham

    Reply to this comment#27

    Only 2GB? No wonder they’re giving it for free. It’s not even worth free – they should pay me to use it – especially when I have a licence for Ghostsurf (which has unlimited usage). This VPN isn’t even viable for anything that you would use a VPN for! (such as downloading, video streaming from the USA etc)

  23. Giovanni

    Reply to this comment#26

    Thanks Ashraf!
    Finally a VPN freebies which lasts more than 3 months…
    So my suggestion is to install and enjoy as much as you can!

    If you need more than 2GB per months, just try these Free VPN solutions: (==> VPN + TOR + DNS encryption) + + (Chrome and Opera users, only)

    Ever heard about them, Ashraf?

    Enjoy!! ^_^

  24. Sarra

    Reply to this comment#25

    thank you for this offer. I’m wondering why it said I have 2000 mb when I put in the serial number?

  25. Ian

    Reply to this comment#24

    I am using the 5GB version offered here earlier. It works pretty well, with a great choice of locations.

    The way they set it up, which confused me, was as if it was a free version. So I get messages like “Buy Now” or “Decide Later” as if I hadn’t purchased anything at all, but I think the reason they did this was in order to find an easy way to make this offer on SoS. I just click on “Decide Later” and then I have the main configuration with a slider to turn it on and off.

    No complaints and once I understood how it works I’ve had no issues and can certainly recommend it (when successfully negotiated through the initial registration process etc.).

    As Steganos explained it to me, “the serial number you are using is part of a promotion that upgrades your monthly traffic volume from 500 MB to 5 GB, however it does not unlock the full license with unlimited traffic and without upgrade notifications. Hope this clears up any confusion!”

    So it still looks like the free version but has a (much) higher data allowance.

    I hope this helps!

  26. gary sanders

    Reply to this comment#23

    did not receive activation code for steganos online shield

  27. Philx

    Reply to this comment#22

    [@Ashraf] Shan’t! Yah boo sucks to you!! Oh, all right then. Discussion rather than dissertation.

  28. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#21

    Folks, discussion (and disagreement, protest, etc.) is fine and in fact is welcomed. But let’s do it as adults, please :-)

  29. Melika

    Reply to this comment#20OLD COMMENT


    *sign* It’s Sunday Philx, a whole day after this offer, couldn’t you just let it go? No? Fine. I didn’t deserve your derogatory tone yesterday and I certainly don’t today. Since you have been so kind as to give me your wrath, let me see if I can earn it now.

    I never said I didn’t see the on/off button immediately or that there weren’t any pictures of it on their site. What I said was that the company makes it perfectly clear that one is supposed to use this program while “surfing the web”, ie. all the time. Not “when banking” or “when at the library”. As to your assertion that their pointing out the button somehow equates to “turn off to save bandwidth”, at no time does the site indicate this. In fact, all references to this button point unequivocally to “turn on”. Not even a “turn on at this point” and “turn off here”.

    I thought I made it pretty clear that the on/off button isn’t a consideration when deciding what/how a company wishes you to use their product. My antivirus has an on/off button, that doesn’t mean the company wants me to turn the antivirus off if I’m “just browsing”. I consider an on/off button to be a courtesy to me so that I have ample control over a program that can significantly slow down my traffic, not a mandate to turn it off. Steganos states clearly that a VPN is another layer of protection – they clearly want you to run this program while on the internet. Whether it is truly needed or wanted is up to the user.

    While I’m sure you have surrounded yourself with computer dolts, I’m not one of them. I know where to look for the settings and, more importantly, I have ways of stopping services without it. Yes, many programs load themselves to start with Windows. There are also many that do not. Actually, I would say a majority of my programs not involved in critical services don’t automatically start. Loading with Windows indicates desperation or need. I choose to believe that Steganos thinks their software is critical for personal/computer security. This evaluation I have based on their site propaganda.

    You seem to have misunderstood both of my posts. Let me see if I can make this clear enough for you:
    1) I wasn’t criticizing the on/off button, or lack thereof. I was addressing your ignorant and rude comments of which you had many that were unnecessary and ridiculous. Join the new millennium, learn how to automate your mundane computer tasks or at least stop bragging about something most computer savvy people would be embarrassed to admit.
    2) I DID criticize the 5gb limit for the following reasons:
    a) there is no clear indication on their site re: their product range or if they even have one.
    b) the company implies fairly clearly and consistently that they want you to use their program ALL THE TIME while on the internet. You simply “turn it on”. Period.
    3) I also criticized the lack of information on their site. I shouldn’t have to rely solely on SOS for the relevant information.
    4) I do criticize the fact that this company STILL does not supply information about their products. NONE of the two products listed (free & paid) have the limitations clearly marked. They do have a 500mb trial version (the “free” version). As best I can ascertain, there is only ONE paid version, which we received yesterday. I tried “buying” this program and there is no indication that it is unlimited, so I don’t know that they actually offer that option as you stated.
    5) I commended them on their VPN speed, but that is changing a bit today.
    6) I was criticizing & rebuffing your derogatory tone and implications against myself; rather gently yesterday in case you hadn’t intended to come off so rudely. Thank you for clarifying your stance today.

    You owe everyone here, and particularly Ashraf, an apology for yesterday and today; you have contributed nothing but unpleasantness. If you can’t manage that, then kindly remain silent.

    I won’t be addressing your response to Bruce; he is a grown man, he can defend himself if he feels it is needed.

    @ Ashraf: Thanks for this site, it is very nice. I hope you have passed some of these issues on to the company so that they can (hopefully) create a better user experience on their site.

  30. Philx

    Reply to this comment#19OLD COMMENT

    @ Melika: [quote]: “This company doesn’t advertise this program as something to turn on or off depending on your need – they load this baby to start when Windows starts and they advertise that you want to have a VPN at all times. If that is the product they are pushing, then 5GB is too small. I expect something similar in my security program, which does run all the time.” [unquote]

    The Steganos product page for Online Shield features an instantly identifiable image of the actual turn on or off switching facility above text that says: ‘It couldn’t be easier. Protect your connection with only one click of your mouse.’ Nor is that the only mention of one click mouse protection’: clickability is a recurring theme. Of course, elsewhere on that same page, it does say: ‘Encrypting continuously is the best protection against hackers’. Fair enough. If that’s what this particular producer wishes to argue out of altruistic goodwill or pragmatic profit-seeking, I’ve no objection. Doesn’t mean I have to agree though. Doesn’t mean I have to sign up for the cost of expensive continuous protection. The developer has freedom of speech; I have freedom of choice. Simple as that.

    As to [quote]: “they load this baby to start when Windows starts” [unquote] so do countless other developers, as you’ll surely know. But Steganos doesn’t impose load-on-boot as a permanency: clicking on Menu / Settings immediately displays a selection of user options, including the facility to uncheck “automatically activate protection when Windows starts”.

    As with your criticism of the developer’s alleged failure to make clear that the program has a need-dependent switchable control when, in fact, the developer actually has an excellent picture of that very control on its product page, so, too, with your criticism of load-on-boot, a complaint easily applicable to hundreds if not thousands of apps and programs out there – and just as easily rectified in user/chooser Settings.

    Where I do agree with you, and made clear in my post, is that Steganos really needs to provide much more product information than is currently the case, and especially its encryption process. Other than that, I have no complaints at all. The developer provides three user options for this software: a free of charge download and install with free of charge evaluation of 500Mb VPN usage per month, and two further paid-for options, the first of 5Gb VPN usage a month, the second of unlimited VPN usage per month. The middle option was that offered here. In regard to which:

    @ BruceM: On this SoS page, it is clearly stated under the bold type heading “Terms and Conditions”:: “This is a 1-user / 1-year / 5GB per month bandwidth license, for home and business use”.

    Quite how you took that to be indicative of deceitful behaviour, I’ve no idea, still less why having read the T&Cs of this 1-user / 1-year / 5Gb per month bandwidth license offer you blithely went ahead with it only to be “as annoyed as hell” with the developer because, guess what? It provided you with a 1-user / 1-year / 5Gb per month bandwidth license. Well, er, yes. Definitely, the developer’s fault.

    Candidly speaking, and in view of your recounted experience of your time in the computing industry, I’d have thought you of all people would streetwise enough to appreciate the importance of never accepting any offer without first checking its T&Cs. However: as you are [quote] “a business executive, professional writer, and returning graduate student” [unquote] might it be that on this occasion, you were too busy with all those commitments to take the most elementary of steps?

    It’s also evident from your post that you’re struggling to be an amateur psychologist, too – fair enough, everyone should have a hobby – but if it is the case that your existing workload is playing havoc with your ability to read plain English, then perhaps it’d be best not to attempt any further appraisals of the assumed behavioral patterns of others. Yes?

  31. BruceM

    Reply to this comment#18OLD COMMENT

    While PhilX’s angry comments towards other posters here indicates to me, at least, the he apparently does nothing more significant than check the dozen e-mails that he probably receives in average month, followed by assiduously cleaning his machine (possibly indicating obsessive / compulsive disorder problems), I agree with Melika’s comments about automation taking care of that for the average computer user who is not otherwise afflicted. As far as the Steganos product goes, as others have pointed out, the monthly limitation of 5GB of total monthly traffic is far too limited for me, given how much time I spend browsing various websites / reading on-line articles, doing on-line coursework / simulations, making online purchases, or downloading articles, software evaluations, etc., in an average month.

    As a business executive, professional writer, and returning graduate student, this 5GB is less than what I deal with on an average week (sometimes less than what I might deal with on a weekend). While Ashraf is correct in mentioning that Steganos, unlike other companies who provide give-away’s here, must pay the costs for on-going server farm administration (including additional purchases, maintenance, server farm hosting facility, utilities, etc.), the real cost of their operation is in the monthly bandwidth charges that a firm like them will have to pay – having worked for the leading internet “bandwidth accelerator / content delivery provider” company back in the 2000 time-frame, I know that monthly bandwidth charges can far exceed their server farm costs if they have thousands+ of users.

    What bothers me about this give-away was that they failed to identify, up front, that it was a limited traffic service they were offering. I would have been much happier about installing their product, knowing it was for evaluation purposes, if that had been disclosed up front. To find that out only after the installation is annoying as hell to me. Honestly, corporate honesty (pun intended) is too costly to lose through this type of sloppy misrepresentation of their product / service than any incremental sales they may gain from someone hitting the “buy unlimited” button without even having tried them out.

    If I were to buy an unlimited VPN service such as they are offering, I would most likely go back to using Anonymizer’s service, which I have used, off and on, since 1998, and whose quality I am well familiar with. While Steganos’ fees are less than Anonymizer’s annual cost, I am annoyed that they misrepresented their product / service as being a 100% discount – not true when it is nothing more than an evaluation-level product. This type of sales tactic doesn’t predispose me to trusting them as a provider of critical privacy services (whether it is protecting me at a public WiFi spot, protecting my web surfing patterns from being monitored and sold by my ISP, or from the occasional NSA idiot wondering what I’m doing this week).

  32. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#17OLD COMMENT

    [@Melika] I agree — their website is terribly inadequate in regards to info about this product.

  33. Ashraf

    (Mr. Boss) – Reply to this comment#16OLD COMMENT

    @Everyone: FWIW, you have to remember, a giveaway of a VPN isn’t like a giveaway of a regular traditional program. Giving away a regular offline program does not cost a company anything (ignoring potential lost sales). However, giving away a VPN costs the company quite a bit of money related to server maintenance — essentially, they are incurring a cost for a giveaway. So it is logical for them to place some limitation, such as the 5GB per month. Do I like it? Nope. However, that is reality. Steganos isn’t a charity; they are a business and they need to ensure they don’t incur too many loses while marketing their product.

  34. Melika

    Reply to this comment#15OLD COMMENT


    @ PhilX: I’m not sure if you just called me out or complimented my review. Seriously, wow on the angry, personal response. At least we do agree that there are outlandish negative comments.

    Update for anyone interested: I’ve been running this all day and have been watching YouTube videos, and downloading things at the same time. With the exception of an occasional hiccup in the video when a new download starts (which can happen without this), I haven’t noticed ANY lag times in video playing or downloading…unless this program is only pretending to work and not really doing anything at all, in which case the NSA will have more boring classical music videos to wade through.

    I did receive an upgrade notice when restarting the program mentioning unlimited something (yes, I clicked “no” too quickly), so I am assuming there is a higher priced version of this software with no bandwidth restrictions. It seems you have to use the pop-up link to get to the page where you can upgrade as there isn’t anything explicitly promoted on their site.

    it defense of all we losers out here who can barely manage to cope with our routine cleaning – it’s 2014. The hope of computers from the olden days long, long ago in 1980 has finally been fulfilled – it’s called “automation”, which is closely related to something called a “schedule”. That’s right, I’ve got bigger things to take up my brain power than mundane computer tasks. This company doesn’t advertise this program as something to turn on or off depending on your need – they load this baby to start when Windows starts and they advertise that you want to have a VPN at all times. If that is the product they are pushing, then 5GB is too small. I expect something similar in my security program, which does run all the time.

    As a program to use when you are on a publicly accessible network or during sensitive transactions, then this is definitely worth the download. If you are someone who must access public networks often, then you may need to purchase the upgrade, but you probably already knew that.

  35. Evan

    Reply to this comment#14OLD COMMENT

    What level of encryption does this product use?

  36. Corstiaan

    Reply to this comment#13OLD COMMENT

    @Philx Can’t you give a normal comment what have I done to you?:I dont have to like this program and did you know all without learning.Best wishes

  37. Philx

    Reply to this comment#12OLD COMMENT

    Sensible comments aside on this thread — what few there are: is Saturday the day when ingrates come out to play? Certainly seems like it.

    First off: this is a VPN. Doh. ALL VPNs have a performance hit to varying degrees, albeit my experimentation with this particular app today has been notable for how minimal that hit actually is. Second: amazingly enough, this neat little app has something called an ON button and something called an OFF button. So if you’re inexplicably inclined to want to play games online using a VPN — I can’t for the life of me figure out why, but then, I’m not a gamer — then click the button marked, er, OFF. Piccard’s first comment is as daft as it gets, speaking as it does of a total inability to work out how to even enter a license code to activate the 5Gb monthly allowance. Melika’s comment, by contrast, is at least constructive: like Melika, I wish the Steganos website was just a little more informative. But the key questions for me are: does this VPN work quickly, easily, efficiently and effectively when I want to shield my IP and add a layer of protection to online banking, purchasing, accounting, etc? Answer: yup. It most definitely does. Second question: does this drag my browsing and upload / download speed to a crawl when in operation? Nope. It doesn’t.

    As to those who seem to find it difficult to actually remember to turn something on, or something off, I’ve no idea how they cope with routine cleaning after an online session: me, I have the CCleaner icon sitting here as a QL and the instant I close my browser for the day, I hit that and that’s it: CCleaner opened, followed by cleaning completed. I don’t regard it as some kind of. . . encumbrance to have to remember to clean up. It’s just good house keeping. Similarly, I don’t regard oit as a pain in the backside to turn on, and turn off, this VPN.

    Finally: that oh-so mean 5Gb per month. Is it really that mean? Time will tell, but as I seem to have found an On/Off switch which has largely escaped mention here, I’m thinking that 5Gb will be fine for my needs. If I required anything more, I’d go to all the trouble of setting up my own VPN, but really, life’s too short for that kind of messing around.
    Thanks, then, SoS for facilitating this Ch1p offer to a wider audience, even if posters like Joanna seem to think that making a German-language promotion available to a predominantly English-language audience is in some way deplorable. Gee, shucks: naughty, naughty SoS. Thanks, too, to Steganos: I used the SoS instructions — carefully spelt out in English, Joanna, though by your reckoning, SoS really shouldn’t have bothered, should it? I mean: we all read German tech magazines, don’t we? We all know exactly what they’re saying and the offers they’re promoting — to follow the developer’s licensing link and received my license code within 2 minutes flat.

    I appreciate, no two people are going to have the same experience of software as specific as this, so my encounter with this Steganos product doesn’t mean that anyone else will axiomatically have an identical experience. Equally though, that doesn’t mean posters on here so glibly talking about uninstalling-not-worth-it-yah-boo-sucks-meanie-meanie-meanie should be regarded as definitive guides, either. . .

  38. Joanna

    Reply to this comment#11OLD COMMENT

    This not your promotion, only chip promotion.

  39. Corstiaan van der Staaij

    Reply to this comment#10OLD COMMENT

    Thanks Piccard I allready uninstalled it after I found out that it was not as good as I thought.Best regards

  40. piccard

    Reply to this comment#9OLD COMMENT

    [@Corstiaan van der Staaij] It’s a real waste of time as it is an unnecessary piece of software and any good malware fighter would do a better job..but here is the number you so desire

  41. Corstiaan van der Staaij

    Reply to this comment#8OLD COMMENT

    Hello I’m not getting a serialnumber.If I send a emailadress the reply is that my IP adrtess is in use since a short time.I’ve tried 2 different adresses but if the use the IP adress that wont help.Can you help me? Besty regards Corstiaan

  42. Jessica

    Reply to this comment#7OLD COMMENT

    I spent about an hour researching this product before downloading it. Only then did I come here to read the comments. After reading that there is a severe limit like this on the usage I am not even going to bother installing it. Too bad it did sound good. I currently pay for a vpn and it’s good but I am taking a huge hit in my internet speed while using it so am checking around for any that do not slow one down while remaining very lowpriced.

  43. Melika

    Reply to this comment#6OLD COMMENT

    I do NOT play online games and I have to agree with some of the other users, 5 GB is very limited. I go through more than that in a month. Maybe the intention of this software is to only use it when making purchases, but I really don’t want to have to remember to turn the product on/off depending on which site I am visiting.

    Their product page is lacking information. They don’t really describe this limitation and they make it sound as if you should always have the software running while on the internet so that your sessions are private and secure. They have a free version of this software, but they don’t even bother to describe the differences between it and the paid.

    I haven’t noticed any particular lags in speed while surfing the internet with this running. I visited 3 sites and am currently watching YouTube videos. If I start noticing problems, I’ll probably post an update.

    It’s free today, so I’ll probably keep it, but I’ll have to turn it off for regular browsing to save bandwidth. I would like to see them get a more informative web site.

  44. Kruk

    Reply to this comment#5OLD COMMENT

    After using this your internet will be like tttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssss. Even more. I recommend SecurityKiss instead of this.

  45. Phil K

    Reply to this comment#4OLD COMMENT

    Thought “great” and then noticed how SEVERLY limited it is. ONLY 5 gb ?
    Stick it. Uninstalled immediately

  46. Steve

    Reply to this comment#3OLD COMMENT

    I’ve used VPN services before, some free, with no slowdown while playing online games. Installed this and the online game becomes unplayable from the lag. I do not recommend Steganos Online Shield 365 and uninstalled it.

  47. Sunnaze

    Reply to this comment#2OLD COMMENT

    Only 5GB!? That’s ridiculously low! If you have a teenager who loves online gaming, that’d probably get used up in a single day!

  48. piccard

    Reply to this comment#1OLD COMMENT

    It says 5 GB per month but it only really gives 500 per month …USELESS…..HELL-O!!!!!

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